With over 20 years experience in education, Alex has worked in a wide range of schools and settings throughout the UK, including being a Headteacher and a leading adviser for school improvement, curriculum and transfer and transition. He is also training to be an OFSTED inspector.
Alex joined Chris Quigley Education as an Associate Consultant in January 2013. Having successfully worked with Chris' wide range of publications over many years, Alex now champions the school improvement documents produced by Chris Quigley. Alex has worked closely with Chris in the development and connection of the curriculum, inspiring schools to engage teachers and children.
Alex works with schools focusing on Outstanding Teaching, Assessment without Levels, Outstanding Marking and Assessment, Clarity and Creativity in the New Primary National Curriculum, Learning Observations, Learning Attitudes (Secrets of Success) and Pitch Perfect Teaching.
Alex also works with the Institute of Education (University College London) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) as an Associate Consultant.
He is honoured to be member of the 21st Century Learning Alliance with Sir Tim Brighouse.
In 2011 He has had a chapter published by Routledge in the book ‘Cross
Curricular Teaching in a Primary School’.
Alex is the dad of two fantastic boys, husband to Becky, loves the sea, kite surfing, chopping wood and has a healthy respect for plants.
Alex's particularly good and clear understanding of schools, learning and
the curriculum, together with his very professional approach, enable him to give some
of the very best support to schools"
Dr Brian Male, The Curriculum Foundation, March 2013
Grand Curriculum Designs is a pioneering programme for curriculum leaders, enabling real and sustainable school improvement through practice-focused professional development.
'I now see the value of collecting baseline evidence and the different ways of evaluating impact…it's not just about vague feelings and gut instinct'.
'We're not just talking about a prescribed list of subjects on a timetable but something which shapes pupils' futures and impacts on their lives in substantial and meaningful ways'.
A pioneering new professional development programme for school leaders and other educators, Grand Curriculum Designs has been recently piloted with twenty schools. The programme will provide schools with the skills to design curricula that are flexible, innovative and responsive to the needs of their students and communities.
The 21st Century Learning Alliance brings together industry, government and teachers to bring robustness to learning in the 21st century.
We are a unique and powerful forum that uses our skills, experience and networks to debate difficult and sensitive issues in an open and honest way. We publish the best and most innovative practice, especially in the uses of technology for learning. We have created a network of teachers and senior managers who are able to support each other in developing innovative learning and we challenge industry to bring to the market innovations that support teaching and learning.
The 21st Century Learning Alliance has established its credibility as a robust link between educational organisations and commerce to stimulate improvement and change through expert, evidence-based advice at the highest level.
The 21st Century Learning Alliance is directed by a board of up to 25 representatives of schools & colleges, government agencies and industry. The current board consists of the following: